China’s black market in scientific papers
Michael Cook | 30 November 2013 |
Reporters for the journal Science have documented a thriving Chinese black market in articles and authorship in reputable scientific journals.
Violence in Chinese hospitals on the rise
Xavier Symons | 09 November 2013 |
Much media attention has been given in recent weeks to violent attacks on doctors in Chinese hospitals
Chinese couples using American surrogates to get residency
Xavier Symons | 05 October 2013 |
A new American import has become popular in mainland China - surrogate children born in the US. Wealthy Chinese couples are increasingly making use of US surrogate mothers, according to surrogacy agencies in both America and China.
Doubts raised about organ transplant reforms in China
Xavier Symons | 14 September 2013 |
Strong criticisms have been levelled at 'reforms' to the organ trade currently being carried out by the Chinese government.
Chinese push to ban unethical doctors
Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
The Chinese government and the Chinese Medical Association have called for life-bans for doctors convicted of unethical behaviour.
GlaxoSmithKlein slammed for unethical drug trials in China
Xavier Symons | 27 July 2013 |
British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKlein has been exposed for conducting unethical drug trials in its Shanghai office.
Australian academics campaign against Chinese transplant chief
Xavier Symons | 25 May 2013 |
A fierce campaign is being carried out in Australia to strip Chinese doctor Huang Jiefu of his honorary professorship at Sydney University. Dr. Jiefu, who was Vice-minister for Health in China for 12 years, authorized the forced removal of organs from thousands of executed Chinese prisoners.
Australian Senate condemns organ trafficking in China
Xavier Symons | 30 March 2013 |
Lobbying by Falun Gong, a quasi-religious movement banned in China, has scored a public relations coup in Australia.
336 million abortions in China since 1971, says Chinese govt
Xavier Symons | 21 March 2013 |
There have been over 336 million abortions in China since the since 1971, according to data released by the Chinese Health Department.
China to phase out organ donation from executed criminals
Michael Cook | 05 November 2012 |
China will begin phase out organ donation from executed criminals next years, as it moves towards a voluntary system, says a government expert.
More Nobel links to bioethics
Michael Cook | 13 October 2012 |
Yes, there is a bioethical angle to another of this week’s Nobel Prize announcements. The latest novel by Mo Yan, the 2012 laureate for literature, is a searing critique of China's one-child policy.
China appeals for sperm donors to counter infertility epidemic
Michael Cook | 14 September 2012 |
China, a nation notorious for stifling fertility with its draconian one-child policy, is now worried about an epidemic of infertility. The head of Guangdong’s family planning commission, Luo Wenzhi, is appealing for sperm donors. “Donating your sperm is healthy,” he told a Chinese newspaper. “It won’t hurt you nor kill you.”
Chinese police arrest 127 in organ trafficking bust
Michael Cook | 11 August 2012 |
Chinese police have arrested 137 people, including 18 doctors, in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking.
Being a doctor in China is a dangerous profession
Michael Cook | 28 April 2012 |
Violence against doctors is increasing in China. China Daily has reported that in 2010, 17,000 violent incidents in about 70% of the country’s hospitals. This includes murder.
China to stop harvesting convict organs
Jared Yee | 31 March 2012 |
China officials plan to end organ harvesting from death-row inmates, in a move to reform an organ donation system which has for many years relied heavily on prisoners.
Chinese couples seek surrogacy in US
Jared Yee | 25 February 2012 |
While Americans have long gone to China to adopt children, Chinese couples are now travelling to US surrogacy clinics because it is illegal in their home country.
Research misconduct “widespread” in Chinese science: comment
Jared Yee | 25 February 2012 |
Research misconduct is “serious and widespread” among Chinese scientists, according to an editorial published in the China Daily.
China’s Octomom highlights a booming surrogacy business
Michael Cook | 11 February 2012 |
There is an extraordinary story behind the photo above. These babies are allegedly the children of one wealthy couple in Guangzhou. The wife had twins and two surrogate mothers each had triplets. Although the story made national headlines in China late last year, the couple has not been identified – with good reason, for gestational surrogacy is illegal there.
Is China harvesting organs from ethnic minorities?
Michael Cook | 10 December 2011 |
A frightening article in the Weekly Standard sheds some light on the situation. Investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann interviewed several Uighur refugees now living in the West who had witnessed the process of organ transplantation. They tell stories of ghastly abuses of political prisoners.
Surrogacy thrives in China, despite illegality
Jared Yee | 27 October 2011 |
While surrogacy is illegal in China, it is booming under lax oversight.